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Microsoft partners with SpaceX on a cloud computing business for space

Microsoft has launched a new cloud computing business in an effort to make Azure the space industry’s platform of choice. The tech giant says it’s developing technologies to help the public and private sectors launch faster and to make sure th…

Twitter is encouraging US users to vote early

Twitter is encouraging US users to vote early and is showing them how to do so, the company announced. Starting today, everyone with a US Twitter account will see a home timeline prompt encouraging them to vote early, along with information fr…

Jony Ive will help design ‘the future of Airbnb’

Airbnb has brought Jony Ive onboard to help the company design new products and services over the next few years. The company’s co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky has announced Airbnb’s multi—year deal with Ive’s new design firm LoveFrom, calling…

Hummer EV ‘supertruck’ has a UI built on Unreal Engine and runs Android

On Tuesday night GMC took the wraps off of its upcoming Hummer EV, a 1,000HP “supertruck” that’s powered by up to three electric motors and its new Ultium battery setup. But inside the new Hummer, there’s a 12.3-inch driver information display…

Feds blame Russia, Iran for election misinformation and threatening emails

At a press conference on Wednesday evening, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told reporters that two foreign actors, Iran and Russia, have been identified as taking actions to interfere in the US elections. Ratcliffe claimed th…

NASA shares first images from OSIRIS-REx’s touchdown on Bennu

It made history in the span of approximately six seconds. On Tuesday afternoon, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully completed its touch-and-go meeting with 101955 Bennu. In the process, it managed to collect a sample of regolith it will …

Quibi confirms it’s shutting down

It hasn’t even been a year since the Jeff Katzenberg / Meg Whitman-lead Quibi launched, and today the company announced it’s closing up shop. Confirming the details leaked from a call with investors, Quibi’s leaders said in a letter that the s…

Tesla produced and delivered a record number of cars this quarter

Elon Musk had plenty to crow about during Tesla’s Q3 2020 earnings call on Wednesday. “Q3 was our best quarter in history!” Musk exclaimed. The company recently announced that it had produced a record 145,036 vehicles this quarter, delivering …

Adobe tries using AI to fix blurry video footage

Between things like camera shake and poor lighting, the videos you take with your phone, DSLR or mirrorless camera can end up blurry for any numbers of reasons. Worse yet, it’s difficult to sharpen a photo or video after the fact, and more oft…

Quibi is reportedly shutting down

Quibi, the short-form video streaming service that made a splash at CES 2020 with its Turnstyle feature, is shutting down, according to separate reports from The Wall Street Journal and The Information.The Wall Street Journal reports Quibi fou…